A Word of Encouragement · Hymns

Have You Settled the Question?

I Have Settled the Question, Hallelujah! When I heard this week’s Five Minute Friday Prompt, I was reminded of an old hymn of the church, “I Have Settled the Question“.  I settled the question with the Lord in July of 1970 at Sebring, Ohio Holiness Family Campmeeting. My family had spent the week at family… Continue reading Have You Settled the Question?

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Behold! The Lamb of God

The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29 Take a good look at the Savior. Have you thought about the Lamb of God lately? We tend to glorify the cross and gloss over the suffering that we,… Continue reading Behold! The Lamb of God

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International Day of Happiness

So, today is the International Day of Happiness. What is happiness anyway? The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines happiness as: 1 obsolete : good fortune : prosperity all happiness bechance to thee —William Shakespeare 2a : a state of well-being and contentment : joy b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience  I wish you every happiness in life. The thing about happiness is that it depends on your circumstance. You are only… Continue reading International Day of Happiness

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Five Minutes with Mandy – Surrender & Watch God Work

Surrender and Watch Troubles on Every Side Have you ever been up against troubles that seem to be coming from every side? It seems as though you get one thing solved and another problem rises up against you? God’s Word tells us to “Surrender and Watch.” In today’s world, I think most of us are there,… Continue reading Five Minutes with Mandy – Surrender & Watch God Work

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Why, O Lord?

{I’m writing today with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday crew on the prompt, Why? Psalm 44:23-26 (NIV) 23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?     Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever. 24 Why do you hide your face     and forget our misery and oppression? 25 We are brought down to the dust;     our bodies cling to the ground. 26 Rise… Continue reading Why, O Lord?

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A Letter To My Young Single Friends

This time of year, it is tough to be single. Everywhere you look there are Valentines. Every store is trying to sell you flowers, candy, cards, and gifts. Everything seems to be geared to the couple. So what’s a single person to do? My challenge to you is to take advantage of your singleness. Trust… Continue reading A Letter To My Young Single Friends

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Behold! My One Word for 2018

 He said to me, “Son of man, watch and listen. Pay close attention to everything I show you. You have been brought here so I can show you many things. Then you will return… and tell them everything you have seen.” Ezekial 40:4 (NLT)   Behold! My “One” Word As a child, I was notoriously… Continue reading Behold! My One Word for 2018

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We Are Called to Be Different

We are called to be different. These days many of us would prefer to melt into the crowd than to stand out as different. We would rather not stand out or bring attention to ourselves. But in truth, as Christians, we really should be different. Our lives should attract others to us. No, rather it should attract… Continue reading We Are Called to Be Different

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The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted     and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18   This has been a year of great trouble. All around the world there are be earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, mudslides, not to mention terrorist attacks. There are so many people hurting in the world. Possibly even you are hurting today. You may be grieving… Continue reading The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

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Following the Truth

Following the Truth I woke this morning and read this scripture. And immediately thought “THIS is what makes me most grateful.” That all my children are following the Truth. In a world where truth is whatever you think it is, I thank God that somehow Michael and I have managed to lead our children to The… Continue reading Following the Truth